NIE Newsletter: May 2018


The school year has flown by. We can hardly believe the 2017-2018 NIE session is already coming to an end. It has been our pleasure to serve you and your students during this session, and we look forward to serving you again next school year!

News & Announcements

Very Important: We have been sending out year-end emails to confirm  your NIE order for the 2017-2018 session. Please note this needs to done as soon as possible as we need to receive your affidavit confirmation before you leave for summer vacation. This is required for all teachers enrolled in the 2017-2018 NIE session and is needed for our internal audit, which allows us to provide our services and resources to you at no-cost. As well, if you login to your NIE account and you have not confirmed your order, the affidavit will show, please press the “Confirm” button to continue.

If you cannot locate the confirmation email  please be sure to check your spam folder for an email from Be sure to add this email address to your safe list (as well, advise your school IT department to do the same). If you still cannot locate the email or for some reason cannot log into your NIE account, please contact us immediately at with the subject line: Affidavit Needed so we can send it to you. Thank you!

May is…

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. Get your students excited about exercise and get moving! We have many health & fitness guides available. Check out Fitness Head to Toe in which students learn how exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices affect them head to toe. Or browse our Nutrition, Health, Fitness & Safety section for a variety of supplements.

Teen Self-Esteem Month. Teenagers need to know: Don’t underestimate yourself. They have the power to change almost anything — their school, town, state, country or even the world. The Power of You helps teens discover their value and self-confidence. Use this supplement as part of your curriculum in honor of teen self-esteem month.

National Mental Health Month. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control our response and the choices we make. Teach your students to make wise life decisions and to be healthy. Our Staying Healthy supplement features information on nutrition, exercise, drug use & abuse, self-esteem, and other topics.

Special May Dates

03-17 Thank You ImageMay 8 – National Teacher Day. From all of us at NIE to you, we thank you for your hard work and dedication to your students. We hope you feel honored today for your willingness to educate, influence, and make a positive difference. Don’t forget to do something special for yourself – you deserve it!

May 13 – Mother’s Day.  Help your students honor their moms! These  28 simple mother’s day crafts & gift ideas will allow your student’s creativity to shine as they express their love and thankfulness to the special mom in their lives!  And if you’re a mom, we wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day – thanks for all you do to help raise the next generation of leaders!


May 18 – National Endangered Species Day. Started in 2006 by the United States Congress, Endangered Species Day is a celebration of the nation’s wildlife and wild places that are currently in danger of extinction. You can visit the Endangered Species Coalition’s Education Program for downloadable lessons, special full-color reports, photos and videos, tool kits, lists of ideas and more to help you celebrate with your class and teach them about our endangered species.

Memorial DayMay 28 – Memorial Day. This is a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in the United States of America’s military. Visit History’s Memorial Day page for history, traditions, videos, photos, and other resources you can use to incorporate this day into your lesson plans during the month of May.

The Mini Page

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The Mini Page, a weekly newspaper for children, is a publication that offers instructional entertainment for kids in classrooms and homes. Each week, The Mini Page presents fascinating facts on a different topic in a way that kids can understand and relate to. Each week’s topic is supported by word puzzles, connect the dots puzzles, recipes, drawings and pictures. Click here to find current and previous issues. Each week, we will update the page as the new papers are published.

Monthly Calendar

This calendar provides a subject-specific focus with activities each day of the week, for every school day during the month. View May.

  • Monday – Language Arts
  • Tuesday – Social Studies
  • Wednesday – Math
  • Thursday – Science
  • Friday – Thematic for each month with topics of Newspaper Knowledge, Character Education, Critical Thinking, Life Skills, Careers, and Moral Reasoning.

Sharing is Caring!

We want as many teachers and students as possible to benefit from our program, so we’ve made it easy for you to share NIE. Just copy and paste the below text and pass along! Or forward any NIE email you’ve received. Thank you so much for helping us reach classrooms around the country with our resources!

I’m currently using the no-cost News in Education program in my classroom, and thought you would be interested. I get unlimited access to the daily digital newspaper (eEdition) as well as a comprehensive website full of additional resources such as lesson plans, training supplements, quizzes, and much more. Enrollment is easy! Click here to find your newspaper and visit your NIE site. Then choose “Enroll Now” to complete registration. If you have any questions or need help, just contact the NIE team at

Our Sponsors

header-thank-youThank you to the local businesses, non-profit organizations, and subscribers who donate to support our NIE program. Together, we are helping over 200,000 K-12 students around the country to develop reading skills, grow as critical thinkers, and become engaged citizens in their local communities through no-cost access to the eEdition (digital newspaper) and other educational resources. Teachers, parents, students, and interested individuals can click here to find your site’s local sponsors.

Contact Us

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